General Andrew Lewis Chapter Meeting

Well-known Historian Karen Nance will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, May 12 meeting of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter. Nance’s topic will be “Slavery and the Underground Railroad in the Tri-State”.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church,
1338 Enslow Blvd., Huntington, W.V.

Refreshments will the served and is open to the public.

Message from the WVSSAR Color Guard Commander

Dear Chapter Presidents,

As the new State Color Guard Commander, I would like to form a roster of Compatriots interested in serving in the State Color Guard.  If you would forward names of those who will serve at our events it will be appreciated. I would like to have their phone number and e-mail address, sent from them or from you which ever is more convenient. Continue reading

SAR “Cemetery Preservation 101”

At the 2015 SAR Fall Leadership Meeting, the SAR Outreach Education program offered the “Cemetery Preservation 101” workshop which was presented by Mr. J. Michael Higgs, historian of Cave Hill Cemetery of Louisville, KY and Gwen Mooney. President of Cave Hill Cemetery of Louisville, KY. The workshop covered cemetery protocol, guidelines and topics such as surveying cemeteries, monument repair and conservation, etc. Continue reading

General Andrew Lewis Chapter Meeting 10 Mar 2016

Marshall University Professor Phillip Rutherford will be the featured speaker at the Thursday, March 10 meeting of the General Andrew Lewis Chapter in Huntington.
His topic will be “Fighting Fare: American Servicemen and the Taste of War, 1941-1945”.

The meeting begins at 7 p.m. at the Enslow Park Presbyterian Church, 1338 Enslow Blvd. Refreshments will be served and the public is invited.

Compatriot “Woody” Williams featured in SAR Magazine

Compatriot Hershel Woody “Woody” Williams, who is a member of the Captain James Neal Chapter, West Virginia Society, Sons of the American Revolution, is featured in an article on page 12 of the February 2016 issue of The SAR Magazine. Compatriot “Woody” Williams was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor by US President Harry Truman for his actions as a Marine during the Battle of Iwo Jima during February 1945.

You can read and download the February 2016 issue of The SAR Magazine featuring the article about Compatriot “Woody” Williams from HERE.

PG Communication No. 8

Announcement of the Execution of the Final Contract

History

In 2014 Kings College London approached PG Lindsey Brock about the SAR sponsoring a visiting professor to review a discovery of new documents found in the Round Tower at Windsor Castle.  These documents were papers from King George  III , as well as four other kings of that era, with the bulk being from George III.  In return for a payment of $38,600 per year the SAR would pay for a professor to travel to London and work on these archives with the idea of ultimately cataloging and digitizing them for publication. Continue reading